The headquarters of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. Deutsche’s shares have fallen by nearly two-fifths this year, reducing its market capitalisation to below €20bn

Shares in Germany’s troubled Deutsche Bank jumped by up to 6 per cent on Friday following a magazine report that JPMorgan and Industrial and Commercia(...)

Liu Xia: “Xiaobo is gone, and there’s nothing in the world for me now. It’s easier to die than live.” Photograph: Petar Kujundzic

Liu Xia, the widow of the late human rights activist Liu Xiaobo, says she is “ready to die” in protest at being under house arrest for over seven year(...)

‘RMS Leinster’: its sinking made headlines around the world.

The sinking of the RMS Leinster by a German submarine in October 1918 resulted in the greatest ever loss of life in the Irish Sea and the highest ever(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel. Both the German and Irish economies run the risk of dangerous domestic bubbles in 2019. Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

Since the Stability and Growth Pact rules were agreed in 1997, the EU has had a fiscal framework designed to prevent governments making unwise budgeta(...)

Depfa had an average of 133 employees in Dublin last year out of a total of 146. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A German state-owned bad bank is eyeing the prospect of extracting special dividends from Dublin-based Depfa Bank as the failed lender’s annual report(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: Donald  Trump also signed on to an unusually strong statement that accused Russia of being behind the “first offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since the second world war”. Photograph:  Alexander Zemlianichenko/AFP/Getty Images

Nato’s leading powers closed ranks against Vladimir Putin on Thursday as the US unveiled new sanctions against Moscow and joined with France and Germa(...)

Trading volumes were thin on the New York Stock Exchange ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and an early close on Friday. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares slipped after two days of gains on Wednesday, led by the Dax, which was hit by a bounce in the euro as well as deadlock in attempts to(...)

While Hypo Real Estate agreed to sell Depfa as part of a restructuring plan under its own bailout during the financial crisis, the German government scrapped the sale in 2014, and transferred the business to a state-owned bad bank FMS Wertmanagement (FMS-WM). Photograph: Getty Images

German authorities are considering a second attempt at selling Depfa Bank, the Dublin-based lender which nearly collapsed in September 2008, according(...)

Europe’s commitment to the Paris accord on climate change reaches a critical point on Friday with negotiations between member states on the EU’s ‘cornerstone measures’

The Government has been accused of availing of a series of “concessions and loopholes” which will allow Ireland to reduce its commitments to curbing c(...)

Kerry’s shares  reached an all-time high of €84.57 on Friday, before pulling back on Monday as investors eyed the company’s first presentation to analysts on Wednesday under new chief executive Edmond Scanlon. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

European shares advanced on Monday, with Germany’s Dax index reaching an all-time high and Spain’s Ibex buoyed as concerns over Catalonia eased follow(...)

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